Noted community activist Jeoflin Roh speaks from the grave, the only place where Randy Shaw can't retaliate. Jeoflin asked me to publish this and others, when it was a good time to do so. He actually had the only other access and password to this blog, but never made a public post because he felt his life was complicated enough at the time. (he didn't want the extra hassle he felt he would be getting if he made public posts like the one below. So I told him I would save these and post them whenever the time is right) And now the time has come. Now you will see how full of shit Randy Shaw and Paul Hogarth are.
update, Livinintheloin reports this same CJC is now on the November ballot
there are no spelling or grammar corrections or editing of any kind. It's Jeoflin, word for word
It disturbs me that the Community Town Hall Forum at Koret Auditorium
(Tuesday 15 January) presenting an extraordinary coalition &
cooperation of City departments with the effort to build a Community
Justice Center that, of all the community folk who spoke there were
two, just two who didn't get it. Instead of adding to the dialog they
stood at the microphone and lectured the City leaders on the dais, and
everyone in the audience, about how this effort would "criminalize"
It particularly disturbs me because these two were representing the
Central City SRO Collaborative. I am one of the three people who
fought like hell to establish the CCSROC, and I remember, the night
before we were actually funded, sitting in the office of Anne
Kronenberg, who is a high mucky-muck in DPH, which was to lord over
the funding, when she warned me that putting the org in the hands of
Randy Shaw of Tenderloin Housing Clinic notoriety was possibly a big
mistake. Because he'd turn it into a political arm of his growing
empire of "handling" homeless & housing issues, to the tune of
millions per year out of the General Fund, just to foster his agenda.
And he did.
Keeping homeless homeless is Randy's business … it maintains the
status quo, which maintains the millions coming into his coffers. And
through his charms he indoctrinates these young folk, just out of
college and with no experience of which they pretend to speak, into
fostering his agenda.
If any one of 'em had actually researched what CJC is trying to do
they'd know that it's about DECRIMINALIZING homelessness, and
providing options while keeping offenses off record.
It disturbs me that what was originally meant to be voice of the poor
and too often disenfranchised Tenderloin & SoMa SRO residents has
reduced to rebutting the very City efforts that would serve the
population they pretend to represent. It both disturbs and disgusts